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Windows 7: Winhlp32.exe


23 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Winhlp32.exe

When I try to view the helpfile from older programs, I only get to this website, I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
but I can't get it to load winhlp32.exe or winhlp64.exe.
How do I get the older Windows help to work in Windows 7?


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23 Sep 2009   #2

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sven View Post
When I try to view the helpfile from older programs, I only get to this website, I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program
but I can't get it to load winhlp32.exe or winhlp64.exe.
How do I get the older Windows help to work in Windows 7?
Are you saying the Vista-specific winhlp32 download link (from that KB article) doesn't work for you? If so, why not - what are the error messages and/or obstacles?
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23 Sep 2009   #3

 

To install the correct version of this update, you must know your Windows version. Additionally, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If you are not sure which Windows version is installed, or if you need help verifying that you are an administrator, click here to verify your environment (Help and Support) . Then, download the correct update by clicking one of the following links.

Note At this time, there is no WinHlp32.exe download available for Windows 7 or for Windows Server 2008 R2. However, separate downloads for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be offered after the RTM versions of these products are available to public.
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23 Sep 2009   #4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
To install the correct version of this update, you must know your Windows version. Additionally, you must be logged on to Windows as an administrator. If you are not sure which Windows version is installed, or if you need help verifying that you are an administrator, click here to verify your environment (Help and Support) . Then, download the correct update by clicking one of the following links.

Note At this time, there is no WinHlp32.exe download available for Windows 7 or for Windows Server 2008 R2. However, separate downloads for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be offered after the RTM versions of these products are available to public.
See, if they'd used big red bold font in the KB article, I'd have noticed it
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23 Sep 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
See, if they'd used big red bold font in the KB article, I'd have noticed it
I didn't see that part earlier this year when I encountered the same problem. I spent a few minutes cursing compatibility mode.

You live, you learn, you RTFM.
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23 Sep 2009   #6

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL. I must not have noticed that either.

Managed to get it to work, though.

If I remember correctly,

Take ownership of winhlp32.exe in windows folder and rename

Replace with the one in attached .zip

Accociate .hlp files with new winhlp32 in windows folder via Open With.

winhlp32.zip

Worked for me on a previous build - not sure may have been 7100.

Then I found :

Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) - Windows Live

Rt click and run as admin on the Install.cmd. I think I still needed to rename the winhlp.exe.mui in windows\en-us and rename winhlp in windows, then copy the new ones across.


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23 Sep 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
...You live, you learn, you RTFM.
And then you page SIW2.
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23 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I believe you can also use "right Click' and select open as-> and do a text file.

~Lordbob
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23 Sep 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I believe you can also use "right Click' and select open as-> and do a text file.

~Lordbob
Workable.

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23 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hmmm..... Not perfect then. Works for .nfo files.

~Lordbob
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